The Lismore Cottage

Self-catering in Western Cape » Suurbraak » Suurbraak

R230 per person

Situated 3km beyond the quaint village of Suurbraak, on the slopes of the Kleinberg mountain and close to Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve, The Lismore Cottage is a wonderful spot for a leisurely week-end or holiday break away from city life. Lismore Farm  has been in the Barry family since 1844. It was used as a horse breeding farm for the Dutch East India Company.  A post office trading post was established where transport riders exchanged horses.

In later years, Thomas Barry planted and grew Tobacco. The first cold storage plant and rooms in South Africa were erected on the farm and can still be seen today. Cigars were produced (the holders in which the cigars were made and the certificates dating back to that time can be seen on request).

The enterprising Thomas Barry laid a pipeline through the farm and erected a Pelton wheel driven by water. Lismore Farm had electricity before the town of Swellendam.

River Cottage is a new brick building that has replaced the original Canadian log cabin, which was destroyed in a recent fire. It is situated on the edge of the river and at the foot of the mountain with tranquil views of the Lismore pastures, river and forest. The bird life is stunning. The ideal getaway for nature lovers and those who enjoy the rustic appeal of comfortable farm life without the clutter of modern technology.

You can while away the days just relaxing at the cottage and enjoying the breathtaking views from the comfort of your own patio.

And if you’re lucky, you might see the very scarce and very shy bushpig.

The Lismore River Cottage (accommodates six people) : has three bedrooms, comprising one double bed and four single beds. and two bathrooms, an open plan kitchen, sitting area with fire-place. It has a patio and braai area. Fully equipped kitchen with gas stove and fridge. Gas lamps and candle light. No electricity. Guests only need to bring bedding and towels (pillows are provided). A bag of wood and a bottle of fresh farm milk are provided on arrival.

Pets welcome.

  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai
  • Gas lamps
Things to do
  • Swimming in the river
  • Fishing in dam
  • Protea trail - 5km
  • Guinea fowl trail - 14km
  • Bird watching
  • Bushbuck are plentiful
  • Horse riding
  • Donkey Cart riding at Suurbraak
  • Walks around the beautiful farmlands
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